Kenta Takamori is Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Japan Platform. Prior to joining SVJP in 2017, Kenta spent his formative years at Goldman Sachs in New York and Tokyo, where he led a group that advised global institutional investors in Japan’s equity markets. He later joined J.P. Morgan in Tokyo and San Francisco. He is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder. Kenta is non-executive Chairman of Hakuba 47 Co. Ltd., a ski resort operator in Nagano Prefecture. Kenta is a leading authority on Japan’s ski resort industry, and has advised major global investors including Warburg Pincus and Vail Resorts. Kenta competed with the men’s alpine ski team at Dartmouth College, where he graduated with Honors in Asian Studies.